Monthly Archives: December 2012

Other Rock Show gig!

The very first Other Rock Show-affiliated gig is coming…
January 10th, 2013 – Thumpermonkey, Quadrilles and Honey Ride Me A Goat!

These three UK based bands represent a full spectrum of avant-progressive otherness and awesomeness. Headliners Thumpermonkey are tuneful and intriguing, subverting full-blooded rock for their own curious ends.
Quadrilles are light on their feet, sweet and rough and warm and elegantly complex.
The night starts (and you really, really should not miss this) with Chatham’s very own mindboggling riff-twisters Honey Ride Me A Goat.

Thursday! A three second walk from the exit of Highbury and Islington Tube/Overground! A mere Five Quid(advance)!

Marina Organ will be spinning dance music to break an ankle to.

Other Rock Show Playlist: December 16th 2012

The Other Rock Show titleOther Rock Show playlist, Sunday 16th December 2012 on Resonance 104.4 FM Theme: PHANTOMSMASHER “Bishop Hopping”
1: THINKING PLAGUE – ”Malthusian Dances” (Cuneiform)
2: THE BOB LAZAR STORY – “Deadbiking Trilogy”
3:  QUADRILLES – “Gong Hey Fat Choi”
4: EXTRA LIFE – “Discipline for Edwin”  (Northern Spy)
5: FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY – “Second Pulse”
6: DEAD DAYS BEYOND HELP – “Dark Night on Bad Bargain Lane” (Copepod)
7: STEVE MOORE – “Tyken’s Rift” (Cuneiform)
8: AHLEUCHATISTAS – “Lighted Stairs” (Cuneiform)
9: YOWIE – “Shriners Sure Swear a Lot” (Skin Graft)
10: THUMPERMONKEY – ‘Pigheart’ (Believers’ Roast)
11: HAZEL-RAH – ‘Kaleidoscope’
12: XADDAX – “X Train” (Skin Graft)

OUTRO: VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR– ‘An Epidemic Of Father Christmases’


Thinking Plague: A couple of full tracks to download here
The Bob Lazar StoryBob Lazar Story Bandcamp
Quadrilles – Quadrilles Inuit EP on Bandcamp
Extra Life: Extra Life record label Northern Spy
Feast Of The Epiphany: FOTE label and Bandcamp
Dead Days Beyond Help: New album ‘The Game Face’ available here (Alex Ward/Copepod bandcamp)
Steve Moore (Zombi): Recent solo album; free track here (Cuneiform Records)
Ahleuchatistas: Recent album ‘Heads Full Of Poison’ (couple of full free tracks, Cuneiform Records)
Hazel-Rah: Hazel-Rah on Africantape and Soundcloud early tracks
Xaddax: Xaddax downloads at Skin Graft Records, Xaddax Soundcloud

Van Der Graaf Generator: Sofa Sound (Peter Hammill/ VDGG releases)

Last show of 2012!

Last Other Rock Show of this rich and strange year tonight! Expect a melange of this year’s (un)usual suspects – and looking forward to 2013 with the new album from deliciously ominous, twisted and edgy DEAD DAYS BEYOND HELP…



Yowie are an astonishing trio from St Louis Missouri… Deep in the very heart of the USA, a beast named after the Australian version of Bigfoot makes hyper-textured guitar based weirdass rock as intricately structured as some glassy plankton.  You come away from their magnificent storm of sound unsure if it was instrumental or that guitar was actually the mutterings and squealings of an earth-traumatised alien street preacher.
They’ve released two albums on Skin Graft Records: Cryptozoology (2005) and – after an intense period of break up, reform, three-four-day-a-week practices, and artistic obsession bordering on masochism  – birthed their second album, Damning With Faint Praise (2012). And when on a European tour where strangers into their music for years hugged them and women danced.

Hear a track from the new album here: Shriners Sure Cuss A Lot

One of you turned down a position at Yale to stay with Yowie.  Did you make the right decision?
That was me- (Defenestrator) it was a Postdoctoral Residency. I definitely made the right decision. A Yale Postdoc is a pretty damned good career move in my profession, but I couldn’t do Yowie and it at the same time.

From the Yowie interview just up at

Dive right in:

Another great interview, from a local paper :

A message from Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

This brief message from Sleepytime Gorilla Museum has miraculously apported upon their Facebook page:

“Greetings! We know that some of you have been frustrated by the Museum’s prolonged silence concerning the matter of our next and most posthumous release yet.
Yes, it’s been rumored to have been swallowed by a One-sided Bobylox, or to have been held up in court by a small but vociferous group of angry scientists, or perhaps to have been simply silenced… disappeared… by the all-powerful pro-vivisection lobby.

But we assure you, The Sleepytime Gorilla Museum of the Last Human Being – both the album and the film – will be released to you in due time!In the mean time, please accept a teaser for your hungry ears: Rabbit Rabbit (Carla Kihlstedt & Matthias Bossi of SGM) have just released a song for you on that will also appear, albeit in a different form, on this upcoming, yet posthumous SGM record. Rabbit Rabbit calls it “Paper Prison,” while SGM will call it “Silverfish.” (Hear an excerpt of it HERE: of what you call it, on Rabbit Rabbit Radio you will find not just the song which is an to ode books and the stories held captive within them, but a whole world of words, images and films, that invite you to dive deeper into the murky and fertile waters of its inspiration, the recording process and beyond.Yes, you must subscribe to Rabbit Rabbit Radio in order to get the elaborate monthly outpourings locked inside, but your entry into the RRR fold is rendered irresistible, as you will simply not be charged for your first month.Enter RRR during the month of July, make yourself at home, doff your shoes to oblivion, and listen to this foreshadowing of the Museum’s next and final offering.
We too, are restless and impatient.

-The Museum Staff”